This research project will have a two-fold approach that includes 1) a literature synthesis and 2) an original case study project. Our partners, WISE and The Wellbeing Project seek a literature synthesis to articulate the need for promoting wellbeing in teachers, to surface the range of wellbeing supports for teachers, and to determine if there is a relationship between teacher wellbeing and student outcomes in wellbeing and learning. In addition, there will be a component of original data collection through case studies in multiple countries (Qatar, Kenya, and Cambodia). The local in-country research staff will identify 6 high-performing schools from both low- and high-resource contexts, and will collect data from multiple sources (e.g. teachers, principals, and education policymakers) about teacher wellbeing. Our guiding research questions are as follows:
With this study’s findings, we plan to gather best practices and ideas for interventions to promote teacher wellbeing and will disseminate the findings to key stakeholders interested in teacher wellbeing.
Principal Investigator(s): Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, PhD, Kathryn Whetten, PhD
CHPIR Staff: Hy Huynh, PhD, Sohail Mujahid, PhD, Alexa Namestnik
Ahmed Bagdhady, PhD & Maryam S. Al-Khalaf - Qatar Foundation - WISE
Cyrilla Amanya - ACE Africa - Kenya
Vanroth Vann - Development for Cambodian Children
The Wellbeing Project